About DIFFER

Shaping
future
energy

We work on a future in which clean energy is available to everybody. Our climate changes due to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. At the same time, the world population – and consequently the worldwide energy demand – continue to grow. The demand for sustainable, relevant energy solutions is considerable.

We carry out fundamental scientific research into new and improved energy technology for the future. In collaboration with our knowledge partners and industry we help to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.

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Our research

Fundamental
research

At DIFFER, we are carrying out groundbreaking fundamental research on energy. Our research focuses on two major energy themes: 1) research into fusion energy as a clean, safe and sustainable energy source and 2) research into the conversion and storage of sustainable energy in solar fuels. Click below for more information about one these research themes.

Fusion energy

CREATING A
STAR ON
EARTH

 

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Solar fuels

STORING
SOLAR
ENERGY

 

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DIFFER network

International
partners

We cannot realise sustainable and relevant energy solutions by ourselves. DIFFER works together with researchers from companies, universities, knowledge and research institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. We share our knowledge and we jointly elaborate our ideas and test systems so that these can eventually be used commercially on a large scale.

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Our facilities

High tech
engineering

Our engineers at DIFFER can quickly and efficiently design, construct and improve research setups. The jewel in the crown is the Magnum-PSI facility developed at DIFFER that we can use to investigate in detail how materials behave at extreme heat and particle loads.

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Sharing knowledge

Events and
education

As we need to tackle the ‘global energy challenge’ together and can learn a lot from each other, we are keen to share our knowledge and experience through seminars, workshops, lectures and other events. We also offer PhD positions and internships to young talent.

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